Joseph Lord

Online Managing Editor

Joseph Lord is a Louisville native who was raised in Jeffersontown. He attended Western Kentucky University before covering public safety and later city government for The Anniston (Ala.) Star. He's also covered education for The Tribune and Evening News in southern Indiana and music and pop culture for Velocity, The Courier-Journal's weekly entertainment magazine. 

 Most recently, Joseph has been a digital news reporter for The Courier-Journal. Joseph, 32, and his wife, Brandy Warren, have two daughters and live in the St. Joseph neighborhood.

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Local News
3:36 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Sleet, Snow, Freezing Rain Heading In Louisville's Direction

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Sleet, snow and freezing rain are possible Tuesday evening into the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning, prompting officials to pre-treat roads.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Jefferson County and surrounding Kentucky counties until 9 a.m. Wednesday. Counties further south — including Hardin — are under Winter Storm Warnings.

The heaviest of the frozen precipitation could shift north or south "depending on subtle changes in temperatures at and just above the surface," the weather service said. 

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Local News
10:58 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Former Metro Councilwoman Judy Green Dies

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Former Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, who was ousted from office after allegations that she abused a city jobs program to benefit her family, has died.

Green represented District 1 in western  and southwestern Louisville.  A dentist by trade, Green was first elected to the council in 2006. In 2011, a council court removed Green from office after ruling that she'd mismanaged taxpayer money and committed misconduct.

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Local News
3:21 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Eastern Kentucky Town Vicco (Pop. 334) Passes Fairness Ordinance

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Fairness Ordinances in Kentucky have been the domain of populous places — Louisville, Lexington and Covington. The latest Kentucky municipality to approve a Fairness Ordinance is a tiny town in far eastern reaches of the state.

Vicco, Ky. — in Perry County, population 334 — recently passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in housing, public accommodations and employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, says the Fairness Coalition.

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Politics
10:37 am
Mon January 14, 2013

WFPL to Carry Live Coverage of President Obama's News Conference

President Barack Obama
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Update: President Barack Obama will hold a news conference at about 11:30 a.m. today to answer reporters' questions on a variety of domestic, fiscal and foreign affairs issues; WFPL will carry NPR's special coverage live.

(Note: Initially, the news conference was scheduled for 11:15 a.m.)

Among the topics the president is expected to address in the East Room of the White House are gun control, the economy, the federal debt, Syria and Afghanistan.

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Arts and Humanities
9:08 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Wins Golden Globe Award

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Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday night for her role in the film Silver Linings Playbook.

Lawrence, 22, won in the best actress in a comedy or musical category, beating out Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Maggie Smith (Quartet as Jean Horton) and Meryl Streep (Hope Springs).

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Local News
6:00 am
Sun January 13, 2013

What We're Reading | 1.13.13

Mt. Everest
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Each week, members of the WFPL news team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Local News
11:47 am
Thu January 10, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson Memorial Planned for Monday

J. Blaine Hudson
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A memorial for J. Blaine Hudson — the longtime Louisville educator and activist who died Saturday — is being planned for Monday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The event, open to the general public, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Brown & Williamson Club, on the third floor of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, 2800 S. Floyd St.  The memorial will also be streamed on the University of Louisville website.

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Education
11:14 am
Thu January 10, 2013

WFPL Special | Incoming, Outgoing Jefferson County School Board Members Discuss Education

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WFPL's Devin Katayama will host an hour-long special at 1 p.m. today to discuss future challenges of education in Louisville with incoming and outgoing Jefferson County school board members.

The guests live in the WFPL studio are incoming members David Jones Jr., Chuck Haddaway and Chris Brady. We'll be taking your questions at 814-8255 (TALK). You can also ask questions on the WFPL Facebook page or by Tweeting at @WFPLNews.

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Local News
9:39 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Nabs Second Academy Award Nomination

Jennifer Lawrence
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It's hard to argue that an actress has had a better past 12 months than Jennifer Lawrence.

On Thursday morning, the Louisville native was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. 

It's her second nomination. In 2010, Lawrence was nominated for her role in the dark indie drama Winter's Bone.

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Local News
5:15 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

NBA's Sacramento Kings Move to Seattle Changes Nothing for Louisville, Fischer's Spokesman Says

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The Sacramento Kings are moving to — wait for it — Seattle. That's what Yahoo! Sports is reporting.

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